Summer In The City (10th + 11th July Manchester) – Pixies & James Announced as Headliners

Summer In The City (10th + 11th July Manchester) – Pixies & James Announced as Headliners

Support From Royal Blood & Special Guests Starsailor


10th – 11th July Featuring


And more to be announced

This summer some of the most acclaimed live artists are taking over Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl in July for the first ever Summer In The City.  Following their sold out world tour Pixies will headline Thursday 10th July and legendary Manchester band James will be performing one of their renowned headline sets on Friday 11th July. Pixies will be joined by hotly tipped Brighton duo Royal Blood, and James will be joined by special guests Starsailor


Pixies returned to the live stage last autumn and premiered brand new songs, the first collection of new material since 1991’s Trompe le Monde.  The Boston-formed Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement.  Their five studio releases and initial six years together effectively blazed the path for groups like Nirvana, Radiohead and Pearl Jam to rise to superstardom.


The Pixies disbanded in 1993 and launched their reunion tour in April, 2004 when virtually every single date sold out within minutes and fans travelled hundreds of miles to attend a show.  The Pixies – Black Francis – guitar/vocals, Joey Santiago – guitars/backing vocals, and David Lovering – drums/backing vocals – will be performing at festivals all over the world including Primavera and Field Day, with the most wide-ranging concert set-list in the band’s career.


James return to the live scene following their acclaimed The Gathering Sound Tour last year. Since forming in Manchester in 1982, James’s enduring creativity and musical legacy has made them one of the most influential British indie bands.  During their music career now spanning over 30 years, they have sold 13 million albums worldwide.


James’ biggest hits include Sit Down, She’s A Star, Laid and Getting Away With It All (All Messed Up), with an impressive 20 Top 40 singles in the UK under their belt. Having spent most of 2013 in the studio the band are currently finalising their forthcoming new album, mid a busy calendar of live shows globally from the summer.


Reforming specially for Summer in the City, special guests Starsailor are set to perform for the first time in over five years. Their highly anticipated return follows a career that spanned a decade and saw the band release two top 10 albums, including ‘Love is Here’ and ‘Silence is Easy’ that reached Platinum and Gold certification respectively.


Following the band’s hiatus, lead vocalist James Walsh has enjoyed a successful solo career and his debut solo album ‘Turning Point’ is due out on April 7th.  The album is a collection of 11 incredible compositions, which showcase James’ maturity as an exceptional songwriter and unique vocalist. You can pre-order ‘Turning Point’ via this link, and the single ‘We Could Try’ is set to be released on 17th March.


The iconic Castlefield bowl in the heart of Manchester City Centre played host to the Courteeners in 2013 for two hugely successful sold out concerts.


Special guest supports for Summer In The City will be announced soon.


Thursday 10 July



Tickets £37.50

Gates 5pm

Friday 11 July


+ Special Guests STARSAILOR

Tickets £35.00

Gates 5pm

Tickets go on sale Friday 21st February @ 9am /  /

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